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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,763 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,763
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 313
Gots: 499 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Curieux was the first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004)
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.08/5  rDev -27.9%

Pours hazy light gold with a minimal white head.

Aroma has some upfront fruits. Banana, pear other lighter fruits, vanilla spice and a little graininess. A touch of bourbon

Flavor is similar to the aroma although there is a lot of pepper in the flavor. The banana and fruit notes are nice, but the bourbon and the pepper create an odd and not entirely pleasant flavor profile. This beer seems a bit confused as to what it wants to shine through.

Medium carbonation, mouthfeel on the lighter side with some alcohol present.

Ok concept, but didn't really do much for me. The flavor profile was very muddy and even though I split it 5 ways it still got a bit cloying by the end of the glass.

03-24-2012 16:21:46 | More by jmarsh123
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

First reaction to the smell was big fruit with a hint of booze, just like I'd expect out of a Tripel. Quite complex but subtleness is key.

Picture perfect for an oak-aged Tripel. It has that golden haze and a crisp white head with plenty of visible carbonation to adore.

Curieux is intensely complex in flavor! Peaches, pear, and other nice summer fruit dominate with a nice oak (vanilla) character pulling it all together.

Highly carbonated and medium bodied, but incredibly drinkable for being an 11% sipper, this beer is a must-try!

03-24-2012 04:18:27 | More by tlazaroff
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fultonj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2012 23:39:07 | More by fultonj
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teleman

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-23-2012 13:57:00 | More by teleman
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cgise22

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-22-2012 19:47:40 | More by cgise22
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-22-2012 13:24:22 | More by csustar001
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-22-2012 08:51:14 | More by jawneyt
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2012 02:23:07 | More by DelicateDelirium
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harrylee773

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-20-2012 03:19:36 | More by harrylee773
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Aexoonge

California

3/5  rDev -29.7%

03-19-2012 17:09:15 | More by Aexoonge
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bluetrevian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-19-2012 15:13:39 | More by bluetrevian
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Boitnott

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-19-2012 05:32:11 | More by Boitnott
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Snapps

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-18-2012 01:35:17 | More by Snapps
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-17-2012 17:00:44 | More by ScottyC54
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MA08

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-14-2012 19:05:04 | More by MA08
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RichH55

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-13-2012 15:01:58 | More by RichH55
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onetodave

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-13-2012 05:36:32 | More by onetodave
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rpaine


3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

03-12-2012 21:13:14 | More by rpaine
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-11-2012 16:39:12 | More by UltimateLivewire
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dianaelaine

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-10-2012 20:13:49 | More by dianaelaine
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dampfire

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-09-2012 21:50:13 | More by dampfire
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-09-2012 02:23:55 | More by thegerm87
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3%

Bottled Dec. 2010, poured into snifter.

A: Pours a pale golden color with orange highlights. There is a finger thick white, bubbly, creamy head that dissipates rather slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

S: There is a nice scent coming from the glass. It has the spices and yeast with some fruitiness of the tripel and a nice nose of bourbon, very welcoming for a beer and bourbon lover.

T: The taste is much like the smell, although the bourbon has a presence far and above anything else, which may be overpowering for some (I can see that), but I think it is excellent. Following the bourbon flavor iare some powerful spices and yeast and the finish is dry and has a yeast like after taste.

M: Medium bodied with some tingly carbonation. The feel is bourbon and spices.

D: This is an excellent beer, it is powerful and has some bold bourbon flavors punching you in the mouth, but it works well. It's something different from a tripel, something you find more in stouts, but I like the direction they went with this one. I had it fresh and if I recall I think the bourbon presence was much stronger, for those who don't appreciate that aspect, let it sit.

03-09-2012 01:01:28 | More by mavbrew
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-08-2012 23:25:13 | More by beerFool28607
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Samstronaut


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-08-2012 21:25:09 | More by Samstronaut
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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